Clone of Anthem Texts 1/12


I believe this is Jesus - Undine Smith Moore


I believe this is Jesus; come and see.

The Light of God shines in his face; come and see.

He offers all his pard’ning grace; come and see.

Yes, Lord, yes Lord, come and see.


Traditional spiritual


Tu es Petrus - G.P. da Palestrina


Tu es Petrus

et super hanc petram aedificabo ecclesiam meam

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Tomorrow shall be my dancing day - James Burton


Tomorrow shall be my dancing day;

I would my true love did so chance

To see the legend of my play,

To call my true love to my dance;



Sing, oh! my love, oh! my love, my love, my love,

This have I done for my true love


Then was I born of a virgin pure,

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O nata lux - Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)


O nata lux de lumine, Jesu redemptor saeculi,

Dignare clemens supplicum laudes precesque sumere.

Qui carne quondam contegi dignatus es pro perditis

Nos membra confer effici Tui beati corporis.


O Light born of Light, Jesus, redeemer of the world,

mercifully deign to accept the praises and prayers of your suppliants.

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Myn Lyking -  R.R. Terry (1865-1938)


I saw a fair mayden sytten and sing.

She lulled a lyttel childe, a swete Lording.


Refrain: Lullay myn lyking, my dere sonne, my sweetling.

Lullay my dere herte, myn own dere derling.


That same Lord is he that made alle thing;

Of alle lordis he is Lord, of alle kynges Kyng.


There was mickle melody at that chylde's birth.

Anthem Texts 12/22


Zion at thy shining gates - George Guest (1924-2002)


Zion, at thy shining gates

Lo, the King of Glory waits,

Haste thy monarch's pomp to greet,

Strew thy palms before his feet.


Christ, for thee their triple light,

Faith and hope and love unite;

This the beacon we display

To proclaim thine advent day.


Come and give us peace within,

Anthem Texts 12/15


Magnificat in A - Ben Parry (b. 1965)


Ave Maria - Robert Parsons (1535-1572)


Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum;

benedicta tu in mulieribus,

et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,

ora pro nobis peccatoribus,

nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.


Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;

Anthem Texts 12/8


This is the record of John - Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)


This is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? And he confessed, and denied not, and said plainly, I am not the Christ.

And they asked him, What art thou then? Art thou Elias? And he said, I am not. Art thou that Prophet? And he answered, No.

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O Pray for the peace of Jerusalem John Blow (1649-1708)


O pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

They shall prosper that love thee.

Peace be within thy walls

And plenteousness within thy palaces.


Text: Psalm 122 vv. 6, 7


E’en so Lord Jesus quickly come Paul Manz (1919-2009)


Peace be to you and grace from Him

Who freed us from our sins,

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Let justice and judgement - George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


Let justice and judgment be the preparation of thy seat!

Let mercy and truth go before thy face.

Let justice, judgment, mercy and truth go before thy face.


Text: Psalm 89:14



Benedictus in C - Charles V. Stanford (1852-1924)



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And I saw a new heaven Edgar Bainton (1880-1956)


And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them and be their God.